About Mrs. Murray
It is with great pride that I receive the baton to become the proud principal of Maple Lane Elementary. I am no stranger to the Brandywine School District or to Maple Lane. In September of 1987, I began my student teaching assignment in Brandywine as an Elementary Education major from the University of Delaware. After graduation in January of 1988 and working until June of that year in the Christina School District, I was hired in August as a second grade teacher at Maple Lane. One of the highlights of my career was being voted Maple Lane's Teacher of the Year in 1997.
My journey throughout my time in the Brandywine School District has been revolving. I started as a student teacher at Harlan Elementary only to return in November, 2004 as an Assistant to the Principal and then the following year I became the Assistant Principal. My path then returned me in August, 2006 to Claymont Elementary where I taught fourth grade for seven years. In reflection, I know that it was through devine intervention that this new elevation would return me to the special place where my career began at Maple Lane.
I wholeheartedly commit myself to maintaining great traditions and creating new ones. It is my goal to support the Maple Lane staff and to provide an excellent education for our students. We will continue to create a safe and happy environment where everyone who enters our building will see and feel how Maple Lane students and staff demonstrate our 4 C's: caring, courteous, careful, and considerate nature.
I thank you in advance for helping us "Achieve Today for Success Tomorrow."